September 1, 2016 Minutes

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 833

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

06:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016

District Service Center / Cottage Grove, MN

1.0 Call to Order; Roll Call

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District 833, South Washington County, was held on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ron Kath, at 6:30pm at the District Service Center, located at 7362 East Point Douglas Road South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota. School Board Members present were: Tracy Brunnette (until 8:15pm), Ron Kath, Katie Schwartz, Joe Slavin, Sharon Van Leer and Michelle Witte. Katy McElwee-Stevens was absent. Superintendent Keith Jacobus was present.

2.0 Pledge of Allegiance

3.0 Approval of Agenda

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Tracy Brunnette to approve the agenda. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

4.0 District Highlights: Agenda item scheduled for the September 15, 2016 meeting.

5.0 Public Comment: Agenda item scheduled for the September 15, 2016 meeting

6.0 Consent Items:

6.1 Approval of Retirements, Resignations and Terminations

6.2 Approval of Leaves of Absence

6.3 Approval of New Employees/Change of Status

6.4 Approval of Contract with Midwest Vending

6.5 Approval of Termination of Purchase Agreement for Middleton out lot

6.6 Approval of Sale of Middleton out lot to adjacent property owner

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer and seconded by Katie Schwartz to approve the Consent Agenda items. All in favor. None opposed. Motion carried.

7.0 Workshop Items:

7.1 Assessment Update (PPT)

Brian Boothe, Director of Professional Development & Accountability

Mr. Boothe highlighted the reading and mathematics scores and the district's continued increase in rank amongst neighboring districts and the state. He highlighted the Minnesota State Assessment scores, MMR and ACT testing, noting South Washington County Schools continue to exceed state averages.

8.0 Information Items:

8.1 Valley Crossing Monthly Update

Julie Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent

Ms. Nielsen highlighted the new school song and noted the new signs are completed. She also presented on the recent open house for 742 students, New Teacher Academy, construction and enrollment.

8.2 First Reading of proposed changes to the 400 Policy Series (Policies 402.1, 402.2, 403, 404, 407, 408, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 418, 421, 424, 426.1, 429, 430)

Denise Griffith, Director of Human Resources

These policies will be presented for approval at the September 15, 2016 meeting.

8.3 First Reading of Policies required for yearly review (Policies 506, 514, 522, 524, 616, 806, Form for Policy 522)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

These policies will be presented for approval at the September 15, 2016 meeting.

8.4 First Reading of proposed changes to Policy 201.2, 307, 520, 529 and 721.4 (Policies 201.2, 307, 520, 529, 721.4)

Keith Jacobus, Superintendent

These policies will be presented for approval at the September 15, 2016 meeting.

9.0 Discussion Items: None.

10.0 Action Items:

10.1 Approval of the tentative agreement with Nutrition Services, Local 17

Michelle Witte motioned to approve the contract. Seconded by Katie Schwartz. All in favor. None opposed, Motion passed.

10.2 Approval of the tentative agreement with the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC)

Sharon Van Leer motioned to approve the contract. Seconded by Katie Schwartz. All in favor. None opposed, Motion passed.

11.0 Reports and Comments:

11.1 Superintendent's Report

Dr. Jacobus reported on the Back to School Event and shared a video.

11.2 School Board Member Reports

Ron Kath: attended the Back to School Event and Cottage Grove City Council meeting.

Sharon Van Leer: attended the last 3 parades, a community conversation and attended the Woodbury City Development Tour and Back to School Event.

Michelle Witte: noted she had the opportunity to join the first Spanish Immersion group in Spain with a group of 22 students students this summer.

12.0 Future Meeting Dates:

12.1 September 15, 2016 - Regular School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

12.2 September 29, 2016 - Regular School Board Meeting (DSC/6:30 p.m.)

13.0 Closed Session: (Activated at 01:11:08)

13.1 Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.03 for Labor Negotiations

It was moved by Sharon Van Leer, seconded by Katie Schwartz to move into closed session. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed. The board moved to closed session at 7:41pm. The Board returned from closed session at 8:30pm. Following the closed session, Sharon Van Leer moved to re-convene the meeting. Seconded by Michelle Witte. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passes. Katie Schwartz moved to amend the agenda by adding action items 10.1 Approval of the tentative agreement with Nutrition Services, Local 17 and 10.2 Approval of the tentative agreement with the United Teachers of South Washington County (UTSWC). Seconded by Sharon Van Leer. All in favor, none opposed. Motion passed.

14.0 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:39pm.